Sep 15, 2004, 8:24 PM
Beagle good profile:
Re: [danielle] beagle's original appearance????
Head: Fair length, powerful without being coarse, finer in the bith, free from frown and wrinkle
Muzzle: Not snipy, lips reasonably well flewed.
Nose: Broad, preferably black, but less pigmentation permissible in lighter colored hounds. Nostrils wide.
Eyes: Dark brown or hazel, fairly large, not deep set or prominent, set well apart with mild, appealing expression.
Mouth: The jaws should be strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite.
Neck: Sufficiently long to enable hound come down easily to scent.
Forequarter: Shoulders well laid back, not loaded. Forelegs straight and upright well under the hound, good substance, and round in bone, not tapering off to feet. Pasterns shorts. Elbows firm, turning neither in nor out. Height to elbow about half height at withers.
Skull: Slightly domed, moderately wide , with slight peak. Stop well defined and dividing length, between occipent and tip of nose, as equally as possible.
Ears: Long, with rounded tip. reaching nearly to end of nose when drawn out. Set on low, fine in texture and hanging gracefully close to cheeks.
Body: Topline straight and level. Chest let down to below elbow. Ribs well sprung and extending well back. Short in the couplings but well balanced. Loins powerful and supple. Without excessive tuck up
Tail: Sturdy, moderately long, Set on high, carried gaily but not curled over back or inclined forward from root. Well covered with hair, especially in underside.
Hindquarters: Muscular thighs. Stifles well bent. Hocks firm, well let down and parallel to each other.
Color: Any recognised hound color other than liver. tip of stern white.
Size: Desirable minimum height at withers: 33cms. Desirable max height at withers: 40cms
Feet: Tight and firm. Well knuckled up and strrong padded. Not hare-footed. Nails short
Coat: Short, dese and weatherproof
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